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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 20, 2011 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to the GD 1969 lovers

I think 2-28-69 is one of the best shows of all time. By contrast, I think 3-2-69 is easily the least successful show of the run.

To my ear, they're constantly hunting for the groove and never quite finding it. The DS>SS>E>LL medley to start is a series of missed opportunities. The TOO is IMO heinous in comparison to any of the other three nights of the run. The DDHNM is the one real highlight for me. Yes, there's a long Alligator > Caution, but I think the jamming is actually more interesting and productive in the shorter version from 2-28.

I know the show has its fans, but I have to disagree with them. Give your friend 2-28 I say.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 20, 2011 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to the GD 1969 lovers

give the 3/2 DS another listen. Its anything but missed opportunities. I might agree with you on the rest of it though.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 20, 2011 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to the GD 1969 lovers

Will do--have been meaning to.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Oct 21, 2011 5:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to the GD 1969 lovers

Lou,

It's the Crypt reprise and sweet flow into Death Don't that makes that 3/02 suite so special. The TOO is indeed a bit ragged.